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Shells Seafood

#25 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
+1 813-304-2170
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great! Katie paid special attention to what we wanted. I had grilled grouper with vegetables. It was amazing! My husband had a oyster po-boy and onion rings. It was great too. Highly recommend eating here!

Thank Rhonda M
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on April 12 during lunch and have a very pleasant experience. Miguel is an excellent server, very professional, knowledgeable, and personal. He made good recommendations. The food was very tasty and portions generous. It came at correct temperatures. I highly recommend the snow crab, shrimp pasta, and clam chowder. The bartender made a very nice mojito. Great... More 

Thank DawnHB
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, fish for adults and chicken for the kids. The waitress was really helpful and friendly. Would recommend as a place to eat if staying near Busch Gardens.

Thank debandhim
Lutz, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shells always has great food & tasty drinks. We got the fried mushrooms which were very tasty. My husband order the clam chowder soup this has got to be one of the best soups I have tasted!! We also order, to me the best dish at Shells the shrimp pasta. Great food at a great price!! The only negative point... More 

Thank ddarragh9
Yorktown, Virginia
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301 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been fans of the Shells' clam chowder for many years. Every time we went to visit his parents we would make a point of going to Shells to get a bowl of the chowder. Well, most of the locations closed down and it has been years since we've been. When we happened to be in... More 

Thank Sabena Y
Franklin, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service was great! Only thing was I really want ed snow crab legs but they were out but I still enjoyed the environment and the food!

Thank Lipps2015
Fort Worth
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews for this were so, so but we were pleasantly surprised and the felix sauce was really good on our rice. I had the scampi and the shrimp were great! Great quality seafood! Great desserts!

Thank newtexan
Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We three adults and one 4-year-old (She's the one who wanted to go here.) attended. We were treated splendidly, and the food was excellent. Also three aquariums (2 small, one large) were attractive and kept super clean.

Thank Ruth P
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shells is my go to place for seafood. The one on Fowler and the one in Brandon right off of Hwy 60 are both fantastic. I have near had a bad meal at either place.The prices are reasonable the service is great and the food is outstanding. What more could you ask for?

Thank Gary F
Hamilton, Canada
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297 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Dinner and had a good meal.The Atmosphere is very colorful,the staff are friendly and the Food is good.Nice to find a place that is not a Chain Restaurant.The sea food pasta is very good and the crab cake dinner is second to none.Recommend this place.

Thank woodeye66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 39
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-304-2170
Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?